Alaska Division of Elections Director Josephine Bahnke has ruled that State House candidate Ross Bieling is eligible to run for office in Alaska this fall.
The one thing this race definitely does not lack is colorful and energetic candidates. You might recognize the names Dustin Darden, David Nees, and Ed Cullinane from their many previous runs for public office.
After being told by the Alaska Republican Party for the last week Gov. Walker was defiantly going to choose either former Rep. Beth Kertulla or Marcia Davis for Attorney General, we learned today neither was the choice.
In fact, there is no evidence either was even in the running.
; Today is a not-so-obviously big day in this year’s election cycle. Candidates filed to run in party primaries who might be having second thoughts…
Saturday afternoon Palmer Republican State House candidate Nancy Campbell announced she was dropping out of the race.
Legislators are discussing whether to hold their special session in Juneau or Anchorage. One interesting element of such a decision would be it would prohibit any sitting legislator from raising campaign money in Alaskaâ€™s largest city and commercial hub for the duration of that session.
Today weâ€™re looking at how elections this fall could sway power in the State Senate. We previously wrote an article on the situation in the State House. Check it out here if you havenâ€™t already.
Hawkerâ€™s withdrawal from the race leaves competitive primaries for both the Republicans and Democrats populated by two challengers each and no incumbent to claim the mantle of real frontrunner.
This fall, HD18 will be the site of one of the more intriguing questions of the election cycle: Can All-Anchorage Republican Mike Gordon beat Harriet Drummond, the Democrat incumbent? It will be at best an uphill battle.
Now with the Legislatureâ€™s Special Session winding to an end, some legislators are eyeing a shift in the proposal to increase fishing taxes to favor one set of fishing interests at the expense of another.